Quotations and aphorisms by Dorothy Dunnett:
But it’s also because of something personal. My mother and father met while playing chess, so I’ve always had a fondness for the game. If it weren’t for chess, I might not be here.
You all know that each title in the Chronicles has a chess theme; that’s partly because of the overall design of the Chronicles themselves - the game of chess as an analogue of the game of life.